Exactly! Cheers! EPA official: GOP bill would ‘cripple’ global climate efforts


By: - Climate DepotSeptember 12, 2012 6:31 AM

The Hill Excerpt: An Environmental Protection Agency official said during a Tuesday hearing that a House Republican-sponsored bill would “cripple” the agency’s ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Republicans said deficit cutting has to start somewhere, acknowledging that the total tab for EPA’s foreign grants program is minor. But Whitfield said the programs — such as a $400,000 program to study urban air quality in Indonesia and $141,000 to test swine manure — were frivolous when domestic infrastructure and economy need money.

“We can’t maintain our roads, bridges and domestic programs, but yet we have money to give China to study swine manure,” Whitfield said. “Something doesn’t smell right in this situation.”

Full The Hill article here.